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Anthony P. Pizzo

(1912-1994)

 
 
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By AGS Media, June 4, 2010
1. Anthony P. Pizzo Marker
Inscription.  Civic leader and historian, Tony Pizzo, was born in the family home at this location on September 22, 1912. Tony's pride in his community inspired him to research and document history that would have been lost without his efforts. His enthusiasm encouraged an interest by countless others to study and preserve our history. Tony authored numerous articles and the book, "Tampa Town: Cracker Village With a Latin Accent." He co-authored "Tampa, the Treasure City" and participated in producing and appearing in the University of South Florida television series, "Tony Pizzo's Tampa." The USF library now houses his extensive research, artifacts and writings in the Tony Pizzo Collection.

Tony served tirelessly as a board member of numerous local and statewide organizations. His accomplishments included serving as charter president of the Ybor City Rotary Club and as founding member and charter president of the Tampa Historical Society. He was the recipient of the Hillsborough County Bar Association's Liberty Bell Award and was selected as Tampa's Outstanding Citizen in 1957. Tony was instrumental in the placement of many of Tampa's historical
Anthony P. Pizzo Marker image. Click for full size.
By AGS Media, June 4, 2010
2. Anthony P. Pizzo Marker
Viewed looking west along 8th Avenue.
The marker for the Fort King Trail is seen in the background.
markers. Ybor City's beloved storyteller served as official historian for Tampa and Hillsborough County for many years until his death on January 2, 1994.
 
Erected 2008 by the City of Tampa and the Hillsborough County Historical Advisory Council.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Arts, Letters, MusicCharity & Public WorkEntertainmentIndustry & Commerce.
 
Location. 27° 57.662′ N, 82° 26.364′ W. Marker is in Tampa, Florida, in Hillsborough County. Marker is at the intersection of East 8th Avenue and North 18th Street, on the left when traveling east on East 8th Avenue. Marker is located in front of Mema's Alaskan Tacos, a restaurant in Tampa's Ybor City Historic District (a National Historic Landmark District). Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1724 East 8th Avenue, Tampa FL 33605, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Historic Fort King Trail (a few steps from this marker); Anthony P. "Tony" Pizzo (within shouting distance of this marker); Mayor Nick C. Nuccio (within shouting distance of this marker); L’Unione Italiana (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Italian Club Life In Tampa
Anthony P. Pizzo Marker and Mema's Alaskan Tacos Restaurant image. Click for full size.
By AGS Media, July 13, 2010
3. Anthony P. Pizzo Marker and Mema's Alaskan Tacos Restaurant
(about 300 feet away); Historic Fire Station No. 4 (about 300 feet away); Ybor Centennial Park (about 300 feet away); La Joven Francesa Bakery (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Tampa.
 
More about this marker. Marker is visible both from the street and the streetcar. It is located adjacent to the tracks of the TECO Line Streetcar System.

Also adjacent is the marker for the Historic Fort King Trail.
 
Regarding Anthony P. Pizzo. A statue/marker of Tony Pizzo stands approximately 140 feet (43 meters) to the east, across North 18th Street.
 
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker.
 
Also see . . .  Old Marker at this Location. This marker replaced an older one at this location titled “Birthplace of Tony Pizzo". (Submitted on February 13, 2019.) 
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 10, 2019. It was originally submitted on June 5, 2010, by Glenn Sheffield of Tampa, Florida. This page has been viewed 1,117 times since then and 31 times this year. Last updated on July 14, 2010, by Glenn Sheffield of Tampa, Florida. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 5, 2010, by Glenn Sheffield of Tampa, Florida.   3. submitted on July 14, 2010, by Glenn Sheffield of Tampa, Florida. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
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